I love this place. I love how it is un-centercityish. Located right next to the bike shop and coffee shop where I am sure many anarcho flyers and thoughts are swapped and put in practice. The food i.e. veggie burger and pizza are great. Had the portobello/gorgonzola pizza last time and I can’t say enough good things about it. Also the Rye IPA will keep you coming back. I think Dock St. has the best beer of the brewerybars in Philly. I have been there on weekend nights and it can be hard to get a table. I have not experienced service that was incredibly lacking once seated though. The bartenders have always been cordial when at the bar. This is where you take your hipster, punk or ex-punker friends and the 34 will take you right in front and back to center city if you don’t want to drive.
Really didn’t enjoy it here. The selection was minimal but beers are decent. It felt very stuffy and uninviting and the service was just ok...one of those places where the locals don’t seem to like newcomers. And there was a clove scent about the entire place that was off putting and almost sickening.
Really nice looking from the outside. Inside was kinda cluttered, dirty, and smelt of fish. Bartender was nice and served us fast. Pizza looked good, but only stopped in to try some beer. 6 beers on tap that were mostly average, with the exception of the Cinnister stout. Read good things about this brewpub, however I was not too impressed.
I don’t wish to detract from a brewpub but this place is rather divey. It fits it’s location.
The Pilsner was better than I expected but 14oz for $5.50 ($1 off on the Pilsner only for happy hour) is a ?
The pizza was better than expected too but nothing to return for.
I thought the prices were high but hey, if you’re into tattoos, black clothing, and metallic objects inserted through bodily piercings you’re in luck.
This place has a rescue mission feel to it. Sure glad I moved away from this general area 35 years ago.
Oh... the Dude de Garde (beer) was depressing.
A pleasant trip out from Center City on the trolley in the sunshine took me to this excellent brewpub. The building, and the staff, have a rather grungy feel, but are actually charming, the beer was good too. Food also seemed good, and was very popular. Definitely worth the trip.
Nate (330) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 21, 2012
Stopped here for an afternoon flight of their beers. Good service, nice beer selection. Small seating area (in and out) with a decent menu (though I didn’t eat here). Bottles and growlers to go.
i love the feel of this place. used to be a firehouse and not too much was changed inside before adding all the seating and bar/brewing equipment. food is great, especially if you like pizza. prices aren’t bad, either. especially for the city.
they’re starting to experiment, which i’m loving. adding brett to their saison, adding chocolate to their imperial stout (for valentine’s of course!). they’re getting good results.
i go back whenever i’m in the neighborhood.
Scruffy and characterful brewpub in a neighborhood that looks like it’s only recently post-conflict. The beers are decent enough, and the pizza is outstanding. Staff and locals alike are friendly. Decent stop.
Other than the parking and being unfamiliar with the neighborhood, this place was great. Had a couple of beers, both were very good. Service was excellent... good balance of attentiveness & leaving you be. Staff knows about beer. Food (burgers) were good, fries were very good. Next time will get the pizza... looked excellent. Pricing was in line and selection of drafts was fine for a brewpub. No frill place that if you are looking for a chain or full menu is not for you.
Nice old firehouse old concrete floors long bar and lots of seating area shame its in a crappy neighborhood, well up and coming neighborhood (slowly) .... The wood oven pizza was amazing had the bbq one and it was tasty .... the brews are always above average they had 5 on tap and a pint was 5 bucks .... the bartender Chris was prompt, friendly and knew his brews... definitely a place to visit and revisit